BEIRUT (Reuters – Britain stated on Friday that it hoped a Lebanese court would uphold the conviction for Uber driver in 2017 rape, and murder of a British lady in Lebanon. This would bring closure to her family.
The British Embassy said in a statement to the court that Tariq Houshieh was not allowed to appeal his conviction. His confession of raping and strangling Rebecca Dykes, 30, was followed by his admission.
He was sentenced in 2019 to death, despite the fact that Lebanon has an unofficial moratorium. Human Rights Watch states that it has not executed any executions since 2004.
After the ruling, the embassy stated that they hoped the verdict would bring closure to Becky’s family and the many people around the globe who loved Becky.
Dykes worked in the embassy of Lebanon for Britain’s Department for International Development.
(Reporting by Maya Gebeily